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So Much For That

In conversation with Meghan Daum, LA Times columnist
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Episode Summary
This enchanting novel by Shriver, author of the bestseller We Need to Talk about Kevin, is a witty and timely exploration of the failure of our health-care system.

Participant(s) Bio
Lionel Shriver is the author of The Female Species, Checker and the Derailleurs, Ordinary Decent Criminals, Game Control, A Perfectly Good Family, and Double Fault. Shriver is also the author of We Need to Talk About Kevin, a novel about a Columbine-style massacre told by the mother of the killer. An international bestseller, Kevin won the prestigious Orange Prize in 2005. Her book The Post-Birthday World was published to great critical acclaim in 2007. Shriver's essays, features, and comment pieces have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Independent, London's Times, The Daily Mail,, and many others.